September 16, 2005

Sock feet

Here in California we're having a lovely cold spell. It's been windy on and off, and the air is brisk, and in the morning it is downright chilly. It is absolutely delightful! Of course I realize that this is only a fluke and that eventually the autumn heat will return - after all I cannot remember a single Halloween for far too many years where it wasn't warm enough to still be wearing short sleeves at the end of October. But right now we are enjoying it while we can - especially those of us who have lovely hand-knit wool socks.

And speaking of socks, here are all the pictures of my recent socks. These first two were made during our trip to and from Atlanta.

In fact I shaped the toe and did the last kitchner stitch grafting and wove in the ends on the last sock on the plane trip home. Not bad for five days - two pairs of socks! The pink ones are Colori yarn I got from The ones that looks sort of like a 70's acid trip are made with KnitPicks Dancing sock yarn. I really like the yarn - it's very smooth and feels great to wear - not at all scratchy like wool sometimes can be. But the pattern is just really weird. I had ordered two pairs worth of Dancing yarn and I'm working on the first sock of the second pair at the moment (it's become my purse sock - it travels around with me in my purse so I have something to knit when carpooling, or sitting at the doctor's office waiting to get my monthly allergy shots), and it's doing the same kind of weird color patterning as this pair. The only difference is that the pair I'm working on has more subdued colors, so it doesn't look nearly as psychedelic.

Finally, a picture of the socks I made for my Sockpal2za sock pal.

I have completely given up on any attempt to get a picture that shows the actual pattern. Suffice it to say that it is a 5 stitch repeat with a zigzag eyelet pattern, and otherwise my usual top down sock pattern. I have left the ends dangling at the toe, and am sending my sock pal all the extra yarn because I am really nervous about the sizing and it would be just my luck to have made these things too short.

Posted by Jenipurr at September 16, 2005 09:36 AM

I thought the patterning of the pink ones looked familiar. ;) And you're right - socks are addictive!

Posted by: teresa at September 20, 2005 08:00 PM

I love your pink socks. What did you think of the Elann yarn? Is it nice to work with and/or wear? I have some in my stash, but wasn't sure how it would be to work with.

Posted by: Anne at September 21, 2005 03:19 PM

Socks are extremely addictive - I made my first pair earlier this year and now I've got over half a dozen (plus we will not speak of the glut of sock yarn sitting in my stash, waiting to become socks)!

And I like the Colori sock yarn from I've made three or four pairs with it so far. The sock yarn is a little rough when you knit with it, compared to something like the Dancing sock yarn I've got from Knitpicks, but it's superwash, so I just toss my socks into the washer and then the dryer and they don't shrink at all, but they do soften up a lot.

Posted by: Jenipurr at September 21, 2005 04:11 PM

They fit and they're beautiful and the pattern is amazing and thank you so much!!!

Posted by: Gina at October 1, 2005 08:16 PM